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Shelters and Helplines for Sandy

Here is a list of helplines, emergency management offices and shelters in the region.



    Shelters and Helplines for Sandy
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    Here is a list of helplines, emergency management offices and shelters in the region.

    Delaware Helpline - 1-800-464-4357(available 24/7 with information on storm updates, driving restrictions, closings, evacuation plans and shelter locations.

    Chester County Department of Emergency Services - 601 Westtown Road, Suite 102, West Chester, Pa. (610)-344-5000

    Emergency Management Offices NJ 

    Atlantic County Emergency Management Office - 609-407-6742

    Burlington County Emergency Management Office - 609-518-7200

    Camden County Emergency Management Office -856-783--4808 ext. 5060

    Cape May County Emergency Management Office  - 609-602-2305/609-463-6678 (Cape May County is also posting updates here)

    Cumberland County Emergency Management Office - 856-455-8770

    Gloucester County Emergency Management Office - 856-307-7100

    Mercer County Emergency Management Office - 609-799-8868

    Ocean County Emergency Management Office - 732-341-3451

    Salem County Emergency Management Office -856-769-2900 ext. 4113

    Atlantic City Emergency Management - 609-214-6241

    Avalon Emergency Management- 609-374-6259

    Margate Emergency Management - 609-442-0073

    Ocean City Emergency Management - 609-525-9343

    Ventnor Emergency Management - 609-517-3932


    Emergency Management Offices PA

    Berks Co Emergency Management - 610-374-4800

    Bucks Co Emergency Management - 215-340-8700

    Chester Co Emergency Management-  610-344-5000/5167

    Delaware Co Emergency Management - 610-565-8700 updates here-

    Lehigh Co Emergency Management - 610-782-3073

    Montgomery Co Emergency Management - 610-637-1749

    Northhampton Emergency Management 610-746-3194

    Philadelphia Emergency Management 215-686-2106

    Emergency  Management Offices- Delaware

    Kent Co 302- 735-3465
    New Castle 302-395-2700
    Sussex Co 302-855-7801 Sussex Co will post updates here
    State of Delawarewill have updates here

    Beach Patrols

    Atlantic City 609-347-5312

    Avalon - 609 967-7587

    Brigantine 609 266-5233

    Cape May 609-884-9520

    Ocean City 609-525-9200/9202

    Sea Isle 609- 263-2466

    Ventnor 609-823-7948

    North Wildwood 609-522-7500

    Wildwood 609-846-2054

    Wildwood Crest 609-522-3825

    Bethany 302- 537-1147

    Dewey 302-227-6365

    Rehoboth 302- 227-2280



    Philadelphia: (All open at 4pm Sunday)
    West Philadelphia High School, 4901 Chestnut Street (pet friendly)
    Roxborough High School, 6498 Ridge Avenue (pet friendly)
    Samuel Fels High School, 5500 Langdon Street  (pet friendly)

    Montgomery County
    Pottstown High School, 750 North Washington St.,  Pottstown 19464 (Opens Sunday 7pm)
    Cheltenham High School, 500 Rices Mill Road, Wyncote 19095 (Opens Sunday 7pm)
    Norristown High School, 1900 Eagle Dr., Norristown 19403 (Opens Sunday 7pm)

    Chester County
    Avon Grove High School, 257 E. State Road, West Grove 19390   (Opens Sunday 7pm) (pet friendly)
    Lionville Middle School, 550 W. Uwchlan, Avenue Exton 19341   (Opens Sunday 7pm) (pet friendly)
    Delaware County

    Showalter Science and Discovery School, 1100 West 10th St., Chester 19013   (Opens Sunday 7pm)

    Folcroft Fire House, 1647 Delmar Drive, Folcroft, Pa.

    Upper Darby High School, 4611 Bond Ave. Drexel Hill, PA 19026

    Bucks County
    Council Rock High School North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA (Opens tomorrow)

    Palisades High School, 39 Thomas Free Drive, Kintnersville, PA (Opens Sunday 7 pm)

    Pennsbury East High School, 705 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills, PA (Opns Monday at 9 am)

    Lehigh County

    Red Cross Shelter, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, Pa. 18017 (Pet Friendly)

    Cape May County, NJ(starting Sunday)

    Upper Township Middle School, 525 Perry Road, Petersburg, Upper Township, NJ (at capacity, 271)

    Upper Township Elementary School, 50 Old Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, NJ (35)

    Woodbine Developmental Center, 1175 DeHirsch Road, Woodbine, NJ (at capacity, 250)

    Animal Shelter at 409 Breakwater Road, Tomwar Building, Lower Township, NJ (Opens noon on Sunday)

    Middle Township Elementary School, 215 Eldredge Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 (85)

    Atlantic County, NJ

    Pleasantville High School, 701 Mill Road, Pleasantville, NJ

    Pleasantville Middle School, 801 Mill Road, Pleasantville, NJ

    Buena Middle School, 175 Weymouth Road, Buena, NJ (pet friendly) (animals must be in carriers or on leashes with a supply of food and necessities)

    Buena Regional High School, 125 Weymouth Road, Buena, NJ (pet friendly) (animals must be in carriers or on leashes with a supply of food and necessities)

    St. Augustine Preparatory High School, 611 Cedar Avenue, Richland, NJ (restricted to those who need continuous supervised medical care) (pet friendly)

    Gloucester County, NJ

    West Deptford High School, 1600 Old Crown Point Rd., West Deptford, NJ

    Cumberland County, NJ

    Cumberland County College 3322 College Dr.
    Vineland, NJ 08360
    (856) 691-8600
    Buckshutem Road School 550 Buckshutem Rd.
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
    (856) 455-8030
    Cumberland County Technical Education Center (Vo-Tech) 601 County Road 666 Bridgeton, NJ 08302
    (856) 451-9000

    The Cumberland County Technical Education Center is the only Cumberland County shelter that is pet friendly.

    Burlington County

    The Fountain of Life Center, 2035 Columbus Road Burlington Township, Florence, NJ

    The Chairville School, 36 Chairville Road  Medford, NJ

    Palmyra Community Center, 30 W. Broad Street, Palmyra, NJ


    Dover High School, 1 Patrick Lynn Drive, Dover, Del. (opens Sunday at noon) (pet friendly)

    Smyrna Middle School, 700 Duck Creek Parkway, Smyrna, Del. (opens Sunday at noon) (pet friendly)

    William Penn High School, 713 E. Basin Road, New Castle (opens Sunday at noon) (pet friendly)

    Middletown High School, 120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown (opens Sunday at noon) (pet friendly)

    The Red Cross is also advising that local residents do the following in preparation for Sandy
    In the meantime, we continue to urge residents to use the upcoming 24 hours or so to make final preparations for Sandy’s arrival. This includes:

    • Listening to the radio for weather updates
    • Secure or bring inside anything that can be blown around by heavy winds (i.e. trash cans, patio umbrellas, bicycles etc.)
    • Turn your refrigerator and freezer to coldest setting in case of a power outage, they will stay colder longer
    • Turn off propane tank
    • Fill your car’s gas tank
    • Refill medications
    • Make an evacuation plan that includes pets if necessary
    • Put together an emergency supply kit.
    • A gallon of water per person per day
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • A hand crank can opener
    • Non-perishable food items, like peanut butter, tuna fish etc.
    • Battery powered radio
    • Copies of important documents (i.e. prescriptions, insurance papers)
    • Eyeglasses and extra contact lenses
    • Download the free American Red Cross Hurricane app from iTunes or Google Play app store.  It is also offered in Spanish. Features of the app include:
    • One touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that they are out of harm’s way;
    • Location-based NOAA weather alerts for the United States and its territories users can share on social networks;
    • Remote monitoring of personalized weather alerts where family and friends reside
    • Locations of open Red Cross shelters;
    • Simple steps and checklists people can use to create a family emergency plan;
    • Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps, even without mobile connectivity;
    • Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm; and
    • Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks.